Raleigh, NC. - The Home Builders Association of Raleigh – Wake County announces 13 local members who passed the lead-based paint renovation class to renovate homes and child-occupied facilities built before 1978. These 13 soon-to-be-certified lead renovators will meet the new lead paint regulations required for contractors by April 2010.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently passed a lead-based paint regulation called the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule. Currently, there are a limited number of certification training programs available across the country, a limit on the number of contractors per instructor ratio in the classes, and a four-month window to have the EPA process a RRP application for certification by April 2010. From Carolina Newswire.